International experts aim to offer lifesaving cure for acute kidney injury by 2025

Medical experts from around the world have stressed on the issue to avoid preventable deaths caused by acute kidney injury (AKI), by coming up with lifesaving treatments by 2025.

Can the world go tobacco-free by 2040?

Public health researchers have called for the sale of tobacco to be phased out by 2040, showing that with sufficient political support, a tobacco-free world could be possible in less than three decades.

'627,000 die every year of particulate air pollution'
'627,000 die every year of particulate air pollution'

Over 627,000 people die prematurely and 18 million healthy life years are lost every year due to particulate air pollution -- the microscopic solid and liquid matter suspended in the Earth`s atmosphere, an environmentalist said here on Wednesday.

High vitamin D levels may lead to stroke

Too high levels of vitamin D in the blood may increase your risk of dying from a stroke, warns a study.

MERS kills 10 more in Saudi, health campaign broadened

The MERS virus has killed 10 more people in Saudi Arabia over the past week, pushing the death toll above 400, as health officials broaden their campaign to halt its spread.

Swine flu deaths crosses 250 mark in Rajasthan

The swine flu epidemic continued to rage in Rajasthan with six more deaths reported on Thursday taking the total death toll over the 250 mark since the start of this year, an official said.

Four more swine flu deaths in Himachal

Swine flu claimed four more lives in Himachal Pradesh, raising the death toll to nine, a senior health official said on Thursday.

30 new patients of swine flu in Lucknow, 280 cases in UP

As many as 30 new patients of H1N1 patients have been detected in Uttar Pradesh, taking the total number of those affected in the state to 280.

Maharashtra: Swine flu toll mounts to 99

Seven deaths due to swine flu were reported in Maharashtra on Sunday, taking the number of disease-related deaths in the state to 99.

Swine flu claims 38 more lives, death toll now 812

Swine flu claimed 38 more lives in the country taking the death toll to 812 with Rajasthan and Gujarat among the worst hit states with 212 and 207 fatalities respectively, as the total number of affected crossed 13,000.

Two die of swine flu in Kashmir, toll reaches 4

Two people have died of swine flu in Kashmir during the last 24 hours, while 12 fresh cases have been reported, taking the number of people infected with the disease to 96, health officials said today.

Swine flu claims 743 lives

The number of deaths due to swine flu reached 743 on Friday, with 40 more people succumbing to the disease across India.

8 more die of swine flu in Rajasthan; toll climbs to 191

Swine flu has claimed eight more lives in Rajasthan since Wednesday, raising the toll to 191 this year.

32 including 10 babies die within 24 hours at Bangla hospital

 At least 32 people, including 10 newborn babies, have died mysteriously within 24 hours at a major state-run hospital in Bangladesh, prompting government today to launch a ministry level probe into the incident.

34 swine flu deaths in Telangana in a month

Swine flu has claimed 34 lives in the past one month, even as 668 persons tested positive for the H1N1 virus so far this year in Telangana, the state government said on Tuesday.

279 Indians died in Qatar in 2014

 A total of 279 Indians died in Qatar in 2014, up from 241 deaths in 2013, according to data released by the Indian embassy.

Swine flu: Two more succumb in Andhra Pradesh

With temperatures remaining cool, 26 more cases of swine flu have been reported from Andhra Pradesh, with two people succumbing to the virus.

Australia raises terror threat level against police to 'high'

Australia raised the terrorism threat level against its police officers to "high" on Tuesday, federal police said, citing intelligence and discussions with its international partners.

Deaths from lack of exercise double those due to obesity

A new study has demonstrated that lack of exercise is responsible for twice as many deaths as obesity.

559 Indians died in Kuwait last year: Embassy

 A total of 559 Indians died in Kuwait last year, five per cent more than compared to 2013, according to the Indian Embassy in Kuwait.